The “net” in Netflix might as well stand for “network.” The streaming service built up a following for its original programming with House of Cards, made us glad that binge-watching isn’t illegal with Orange is the New Black and has stacked up great new programming like Russian Doll.
Netflix shows no sign of slowing down; its budget for original shows and movies in 2018 was an astounding $8 billion. It’s already won over Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes and American Horror Story and Glee creator Ryan Murphy, who will both produce new shows for the service. And oh yeah, it snagged Barack and Michelle Obama to oversee scripted and unscripted series, documentaries, and features—the first of which, American Factory, debuted in August.
With so much bingeable original content, it’s easy to forget that there’s a huge stock of TV shows and movies that change on a regular basis. So get some popcorn and get going.
You might be watching Netflix on the sofa by yourself, but you won’t be alone. Netflix has more than 151 million members as of Q2 2019, so you’re never far from a fellow binge-watcher.
Getting started is as easy as picking a show and pressing play. However, there are a few tricks that you can use to get the most out of your viewing experience.